Road Photos & Information: Australian Capital Territory
  Barton Highway (National Highway 25) - Nicholls to NSW Border

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The Barton Highway, National Highway 25, is a short highway connecting Canberra to the Hume Highway at Yass, and it is part of the route from Melbourne to Canberra

Most roads connecting to the Barton Highway are at-grade intersections (using standard junctions, signals or roundabouts), with the exception of Gunghalin Drive, which features a full grade separated interchange, as part of the greater Gungahlin Drive Extension.

The Barton Highway is named after Australia's first Prime Minister, Sir Edmund Barton, who served between 1901 and 1903. He was also a barrister and Member of the New South Wales Parliament and one of the leading workers for Federation, serving on the Committee which prepared the draft for the Constitution. He resigned from Parliament in 1903 to become the Senior Puisne Judge of the newly constituted High Court of Australia. 1

History:

NSW Border to Nicholls   Nicholls To NSW Border
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Eastbound at Hall:
The Barton Highway as you approach the NSW-ACT border. Note the pavement change at the border in the distance, December 2009.

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  William Slim Drive & Gundaroo Drive Roundabout:
Signage as you exit the William Slim Dr and Gundaroo Dr roundabout at Nicholls. December 2009.

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NSW-ACT Border:
Barton Hwy as it enters the Australian Capital Territory. December 2009.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on William Slim Dr, approaching Barton Hwy and Gundaroo Dr, Nicholls, December 2009.

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ACT Welcome Sign:
ACT welcome signage at the NSW-ACT border, December 2009, eastbound.

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  Distance Sign:
RD sign at Nicholls after the William Slim Dr and Gundaroo Dr junction, December 2009.

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State / Territory Border:
ACT and NSW pavements meeting at the border at Hall, October 2007, eastbound.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Nicholls approaching Gold Creek Road, December 2009.

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Urban Speed Limit Sign:
Sign indicating the default urban speed limit in the ACT, Hall. December 2009.

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  Gold Creek Road Intersection:
Massively cluttered signage at the Gold Creek Road intersection at Nicholls, December 2009.

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Victoria Street Intersection:
The intersection with Victoria Street, as you travel east at Hall. July 2006.

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  Curran Drive Intersection:
Junction with Curran Drive at Nicholls. December 2009.

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Welcome to Ngunnawal Country Sign:
Sign indicating the traditional owners of the ACT and also the relationships Canberra has with other cities in the world. Hall. December 2009.

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  Distance Sign:
RD sign at Nicholls after the Curran Drive intersection. December 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
Brown tourist orientated directional sign as you travel eastbound at Hall. The signage is for the upcoming junction with Wallaroo Road, which eventually leads to the village of Wallaroo, which is in NSW, but only accessible from the ACT. July 2006.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Spence, approaching Kuringa Drive and Clarrie Hermes Drive, October 2013. Click here for a photo of this area prior to the upgrade of the intersection from December 2009.

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Gladstone Avenue Junction:
Corner of Barton Hwy and Gladstone Av, Hall. December 2009.

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Kuringa Drive Intersection:
Corner of Barton Hwy, Clarrie Hermes Dr and Kuringa Dr at Spence, October 2013. The TD4 duplex ends at this junction. Click here for a photo of this area prior to the upgrade of the intersection from December 2009.

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Distance Sign:
Eastbound RD sign at Hall, just after Wallaroo Road, December 2009. Click here for a photo of the sign this replaced, taken in July 2006.

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  Distance Sign:
Westbound RD sign, this time after the Kuringa Drive and Clarrie Hermes Drive junction, at Spence. September 2013.

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Victoria Street Intersection:
The intersection with Victoria Street, as you travel east at Hall. December 2009.

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  Advance Directional Sign :
AD sign approaching Victoria St, Hall, September 2013.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign for the intersection with Kuringa Drive (TD4) at Kinleyside. This is the beginning of the TD4 duplex. December 2009.

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  Victoria Street:
Corner of Barton Hwy (NH25) and Victoria St, Hall, September 2013. Victoria St is the former Barton Hwy alignment through the village of Hall.

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Kuringa Drive Intersection:
Corner of Kuringa Dr and Barton Hwy in Hall. December 2009.

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  Gladstone Street:
Corner of Barton Hwy (NH25) and Gladstone St, Hall, September 2013.

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Advance Directional Sign:
Eastbound as you approach the junction with Curran Drive at Nicholls. July 2006.

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  Wallaroo Road :
Corner of Barton Hwy (NH25) and Wallaroo Rd in Hall, September 2013.

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RD Sign:
Eastbound distance signage after the Curran Drive intersection at Nicholls, July 2006.

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  Victoria Street:
Corner of Barton Hwy (NH25) and Victoria St, Hall, September 2013.

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Tourist Sign:
Massively overfilled advance directional sign located outside the Gold Creek tourist village at Nicholls. July 2006, eastbound.

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NSW-ACT Border:
Looking west at Hall as you cross into New South Wales. September 2013. Click here for a photo of the previous sign configuration from July 2006.

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William Slim Drive Approach:
Eastbound approach to the intersection with William Slim Drive and Gundaroo Drive. July 2006 at Nicholls.

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William Slim Drive Approach:
Eastbound approach to the intersection with William Slim Drive and Gundaroo Drive. July 2006 at Nicholls. Note the white lines across the road (reminder to slow down) and the truck roll over signs in the distance.

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ID Sign:
Intersection directional sign, looking northeast on the William Slim Drive & Gundaroo Drive roundabout. July 2006.

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ID Sign:
Intersection directional sign, looking east on the William Slim Drive & Gundaroo Drive roundabout. December 2009.

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Tourist Drive 4 Trailblazer:
TD trailblazer after the William Slim Dr & Gundaroo Dr roundabout at Nicholls. December 2009.

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Typical Conditions:
Eastbound in the Nicholls area, showing both carriageways of the highway and a general view of the area, July 2006.

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Click here for the continuation of NH25 between Nicholls & Lyneham
Click here for the continuation of Barton Highway as A25 in New South Wales

1 ACT Planning & Land Authority, Place Name Search, Barton Highway

Last updated: 03-Dec-2019 13:37

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